By Martin Priestman
Romantic Atheism explores the hyperlinks among English Romantic poetry and the 1st burst of outspoken atheism in Britain from the 1780s onwards. Martin Priestman examines the paintings of Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, Byron and Keats of their such a lot intellectually radical sessions, setting up the intensity in their engagement with such discourses, and on occasion their energetic participation. equivalent awareness is given to much less canonical writers: such poet-intellectuals as Erasmus Darwin, Sir William Jones, Richard Payne Knight and Anna Laetitia Barbauld, and controversialists together with Holbach, Volney, Paine, Priestley, Godwin, Richard Carlile and Eliza Sharples (these final particularly representing the shut hyperlinks among punishably outspoken atheism and radical working-class politics). peculiarly, the publication conveys the thrill of Romantic atheism, whose dramatic appeals to new advancements in politics, technology and comparative mythology lend it a protean strength belied via the typical and newer belief of 'loss of faith'.
By Bernadette Cailler
Carthage ou l. a. flamme du brasier half d'une suite po?©tique d'Edouard Glissant, intitul?©e ?«Carthage?», incluse dans Le sel noir (1960). Creuset des plus fructueux, ce texte a rapidement suscit?© chez Bernadette Cailler le d?©sir d'explorer d'autres incarnations textuelles contemporaines de ce regard port?© sur l'ancienne Carthage. Dans ce cheminement, deux grands noms du pass?©, ? savoir Virgile et Augustin, se sont ?©galement tr??s t??t int?©gr?©s ? los angeles recherche. En effet, le lecteur d?©couvrira que, d'une mani??re ou d'une autre, Virgile appara?®t dans tous les textes ?©tudi?©s ici. Quant ? Augustin, ses textes impr??gnent de leurs lines deux des uvres examin?©es dans cet ouvrage. Ce va-et-vient entre temps et espaces a donc pris forme de l'?©tude m??me de quelques auteurs du 20e si??cle et de celui qui vient de commencer. A ce regard port?© sur l'uvre glissantienne et les anciens s'ajoutent une lecture de textes par L?©opold S?©dar Senghor, Fawzi Mellah, Moncef Ghachem, Kebir Mustapha Ammi, ainsi qu une m?©ditation de certains features de los angeles mort de Virgile par Hermann Broch. D?©veloppant son ?©tude, Bernadette Cailler est amen?©e ? examiner diverses kinfolk textuelles ? l'?©pique, plus g?©n?©ralement aux ?«textes fondateurs?» et, ce faisant, ? r?©fl?©chir aussi ? l. a. dialectique pouvant exister entre agression, sacrifice et massacre.***Table des Mati??res*** Remerciements*** creation los angeles parole du Sel noir*** I. De Didon (Virgile) ? Scipion (Glissant)*** II. Regards autres sur Carthage*** III. De Virgile auteur ? Virgile protagoniste*** IV. Des Carthage aux Grands Chaos*** Appendice*** Bibliographie*** Index des auteurs, artistes, traducteurs, directeurs de volume*** desk des Mati??res***
By Monika Fludernik
During this flooring breaking paintings of synthesis, Monika Fludernik combines insights from literary idea and linguistics to supply a hard new concept of narrative. This publication is either an old survey and theoretical research, with the writer drawing on a massive variety of examples from the earliest oral learn to modern experimental fiction. She makes use of those examples to end up that contemporary literature, faraway from heralding the ultimate cave in of narrative, represents the epitome of a centuries lengthy developmental strategy.
By Sara Buttsworth, Maartje Abbenhuis
This fascinating new assortment examines the relationships among conflict, myths, and fairy stories, and explores the connections and contradictions among the narratives of struggle and magic that dominate the ways that humans dwell and feature lived, survived, thought of and defined their international. offering unique contributions and important reflections that discover fairy stories, myth and wars, be they "real" or imagined, earlier or current, this publication seems at artistic works in pop culture, tales of resistance, the heritage and illustration of world and native conflicts, the Holocaust, throughout a number of media. It bargains a well timed and critical assessment of the most recent examine within the box, together with contributions from teachers, story-tellers and artists, thereby transcending the normal limitations of the disciplines, extending the parameters of warfare stories past the battlefield.
By Wessel Stoker, W. L. Van Der Merwe
Faith is present process a change in present Western so¬ciety. as well as geared up religions, there's a amazing flow in the direction of spirituality that isn't linked to any associations yet within which reports and notions of transcendence are nonetheless very important. Transcendence should be defined as God, absolutely the, Mys¬tery, the opposite, the opposite as alterity, reckoning on one's worldview. during this publication, those shifts within the perspectives of transcendence in a variety of parts of tradition corresponding to philosophy, theology, artwork, and politics are explored at the foundation of a four¬fold heuristic version (proposed via Wessel Stoker). In dialog with this version, numerous authors, verified students of their fields, clarify the which means and function, or the critique, of transcendence within the considered modern thinkers, fields of discourse, or cultural domain names. Looking past? will stimulate extra study at the topic of transcendence in modern tradition, yet may also function a textbook for classes in numerous disciplines, starting from philosophy to theology, cultural stories, literature, paintings, and politics
By Claudia Franziska Brühwiler
Political Initiation within the Novels of Philip Roth exemplifies how literature and, particularly, the paintings of Philip Roth may also help readers comprehend the ways that contributors boost their political id, learn how to understand political rules, and outline their position in society. Combining political technology, literary concept, and anthropology, the publication describes an individual's political coming of age as a political initiation tale, that is crafted as a lot through the person himself as through the situations influencing him, reminiscent of political occasions or the political perspective of the oldsters.
Philip Roth's characters continuously re-write their very own tales and test with their identities. for this reason, Philip Roth's works let the reader to discover, for example, how members build their id opposed to the backdrop of political ameliorations or contested territories, and thereby turn into initiands--or fail to take action. opposite to what one may perhaps count on, initiations usually are not simply defining moments in adolescence and early maturity; as a substitute, Roth indicates how initiation approaches recur all through an individual's life.
By Jennifer Breen
The writer exhibits how readers can determine in 20th-century women's fiction what's subversive and what helps the established order of women's unequal place vis a vis males. to demonstrate this new manner of interpreting fiction, she analyzes a huge diversity of women's fiction and relates her readings to social problems with the day. a few comparisons with men's fiction are made, and an inventory of crucial notwithstanding frequently ignored novels through girls is integrated.